Red Mills and Frightful Flash announced as sponsors for Let’s Get Racing 2017The Let’s Get Racing event, which was officially launched by the Irish Greyhound Board back in 2016, sees the return of the unraced Greyhound Sales at Shelbourne on Friday 25 August.
The concept of the initiative remains the same; unraced greyhounds with at least one qualifying trial will be eligible for the Sales at Shelbourne. All greyhounds sold (or with commission paid) through the auction will then be eligible for the two sweepstakes which will be run during the month of September at Shelbourne.
The greyhounds will be rated according to their official times in the trials and the Top 24 will be eligible for the Stake A which will have a winner’s prize of €10,000 and a total fund of €21,000.
The next 24 ranked dogs will be eligible for Stake B which will have a winner’s prize of €4,000 from a total fund of €8,800.
The Let’s Get Racing initiative was developed by the Sales and Ownership Committee, which includes representatives of the IGB Regulation & Welfare Department, as well as stadia and industry representatives. This year’s event is supported again by sponsors Connolly’s Red Mills and Frightful Flash Kennels. The main Stake A will commence on Thursday 14 September, with the semi-finals on 21 September and the final on Saturday 30 September.
Phil Meaney, Chairman of the IGB commented “After last year’s successful inaugural running of the National Unraced sales at Shelbourne Park, Let’s Get Racing 2017 is another exciting and unique opportunity for the Irish public to become involved in Greyhound ownership. I would like to particularly acknowledge the continued sponsorship and support of both Connolly’s Red Mills and Michael Dunne/ Frightful Flash Kennels. In 2016, we received a very positive response and once again there’s a potential for some really promising future stars, maybe even a possible Derby winner, which would give the new owners a fantastic return on a relatively small investment.”
Another interesting condition is that there will be a special prize for the last remaining bitch in both stakes.